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buy and the choices we have in our healthcare. it's about the big things that determine those things, like the growth of the economy, the strength of our military, our dependence on foreign oil and america's leadership in the world. president obama frequently reminds us that he inherited a trouble led economy, but a troubled economy is not that all he inherited. he also inherited the greatest nation in the history of the earth. [applause] he inherited the most productive and innovative nation in history. he inherited the largest economy in the world. and he inherited a people that have always risen to the occasion regardless of the challenges they face so long as they've been led by men and women who guided the nation with vision and conviction. despite all that he inherited president obama did not repair our economy, he did not save medicare and social security t. he did not tame the spending and borrowing. he did not reach across the aisle to bring us together. nor did he stand up to china's trade practices or improve our -- what he did with what he inherited made the problem worse
businesses that provide women healthcare plan that offered them under those plans. >> real quick, your response to those two? >> actual it's wrong. what i did vote to do was fund the government. if you remember earlier on in this term, we had to actually fund the government to keep the doors open. what i did want to do is make sure seniors got their social security checks, to make sure men and women in uniforms were able to feed their families, to make sure the government being run. the bill he's talking about, i actually stood up on the house floor was only republican to speak out that make sure planned parenthood to keep its funding. if you take a look at the daily herald, it came out and said, these attempts to try to misrepresent my record -- >> i am not misrepresenting your record. other people in your party voted against it, it didn't become law and the government didn't shut down. >> let me jump ahead to a topic. congressman dold, your opponent said on the 20 most important votes, you did not break with your leaders. that led tea party pull congress to a fringe. >> my response t
of the obama healthcare policy, and dodd-frank, the dodd-frank bill, businesses like to look into the long term. they're not looking short term at all. they have to project out their business plans for the long term. host: what kind of a business are you in? caller: i'm not, but i'm a free market -- i'm a free market supporter. and under president obama and joe biden, they're more for big business. host: are you working down there? caller: no. no, i'm not retired. host: what kind of work do you do, joan? caller: well, i've done clerical work. i've done hospital work as a therapist. i worked as a nurse's aide for quite a few years. i've worked in all kinds of businesses. host: and what's the healthcare business like there in palm coast? caller: well, they are enlarging some of the services that will be available. healthcare is a booming industry. it has been, especially because of medicare and medicaid. but the whole thing is long-term projections. now, the president -- the government does not create business. it's small business people, but it's not -- the government can set up an environment t
into a voucher to pay taxes. i am not going to allow this nation to be plunged into another battle over health-care reform and take millions of americans of health care and weaken the reforms we put in place, including making sure young people can stay on their parents' plan just so insurance companies can jump back into the driver's seat. by the way, i am not going to allow politicians in washington to control health-care choices women should make it by themselves. i am not going to do that. we are not going to go backwards. we are going to go for words. -- forwards. [applause] colorado, we know what change is. we know what the future requires. we do not need a big government agenda or a small government agenda. we need a middle class agenda that will reward responsibility. we need a common sense agenda that says when we educate a poor child, it helps us all, that says we donate suit science, her discovery will benefit all americans. we need an agenda that recognizes we do not just look out for ourselves. we look out for one another. we look out for future generations. we meet these obligations by
you employ -- provide healthcare? >> approximately 60 people and we do provide health care. my daughter is 21 and benefits from the affordable care act. she is on my health care plan. i was at my office at 6:00 a.m. when the other candidates were plotting political strategy. business experience is relevant as opposed to people outside business to talk about it in the past -- the abstract. >> i have a business register here in maine. we sell nationally and we manufacture in china. we have 10 representatives who sell nationally and we contracts to businesses in the state. the problem comes back to how you develop more small business in maine. our governor came up with a great idea, which was to cut our corporate income tax. he went to china and met with the chinese manufacturing and business organizations. we send $17 million worth of products in china. we have a corporate income tax that is applied to our exports and makes us uncompetitive globally. >> in the last two years, i served as secretary of state. i have not created private- sector jobs. others who are running their bus
the healthcare law pushed through without considering republican options. and i think that poisoned everything for moving forward. so i would strongly disagree with that in terms of he had plenty of chances to deliver on the promises he made and he didn't. and during that period he chose not to work with republicans. host: next up is fill in north carolina on our independent line. caller: i just wanted to say that despite the media blackout gary johnson is going to have a profound impact on this election. he's got my vote because the democrats talk peace and kill 178 children with drone warfare in pakistan and they say that's not tough enough. and i don't know how many dead children it would take to satisfy mitt romney and the republicans. guest: talk to us about the effects as you see them of third party candidates on the republican effort in north carolina. guest: right now from what we're seeing it doesn't look like it's having an impact. to the extent they are drawing folks out it's from both parties and doesn't look like it's going to impact the presidential race or other races where libe
in our health-care system for health the outcomes rather than just pay for procedures. we get great procedures and a lot of them. >> to answer your question on medicare, i have proposed a way to make sure medicare is solvent for the future. i believe we need to make sure social security and medicare for current recipients, as well as for generations. two ideas i think would help. one, a gradual age increase for eligibility. as well as an income adjustment to it. tim criticizes it. i think it makes a great deal of sense that we treat someone with high-priced -- high blood pressure before they have a stroke. there is more competition and choice. seniors to not have to go up hills and worry about whether they have to afford medications. with the competition, it came under budget. as far as obamacare is concerned, he said it is "great for democrats." i do not think it is great for seniors. they are very worried the obamacare approach will raise $700 billion from medicare. we have already heard from someone who has had heart trouble. he will go back to medical research rather than provid
the state lines, about increasing general practitioners and family practice in the health-care bill. there is a lot of stuff in the health-care bill. i always get accused of not reading it. the health-ine isn' care bill extends health care for eight years. the mistake that was made was that we did not implement it quick enough to be able to get the competition of the kinds of things in the health-care bill, and if you take a look at what congress has done when inside the affordable care at, i do fine women's health, trying to make a voucher system who out of the medicare system, these things are not good for seniors. they are not good for women, and they are not good for the population. we will talk about health care for some time to go. i think it is a step in the right direction. >> the problem is obamacare cost jobs. it does not solve the problem and steal $716 billion from medicare. it is not a good plan. people did not read it. it was passed with lack of information, and senator tester did not have one single town hall meeting on obamacare. >> first, that is incorrect. second,
away. our seniors ought to be confident their retirement is secure and healthcare is secure. these things will happen again. and i'm convinced of that because i've seen the heart of the american people over my lifetime. we're innovative and optimistic and hardworking. i also see a willingness to live for something bigger than ourself. i was a leader in the boy scouts of america some years ago. and i was at a court of honor, that's where the boy scouts get their eagle scout awards or other awards and there was a table at the front of the room and i was seated at the end of the table next to the american flag. and the person that was speaking was the scout master from colorado. and he said the boys wanted to have a special flag. so they bought one. they sent it to be flown above the capital. then when it came home the boys said let's have it go on the space shuttle. that will make it more special. they contacted nasa and nasa agreed. they said the boys were so proud as they watched the challenger go up in the sky and they saw it explode before their eyes. the scout master call
to forget that word. healthcare and gas prices are high. small businesses burdened with all the government regulation we have. an $814 stimulus that didn't work. high taxes and deficit spending hurting and killing small business, worse economic problems that america has faced since world war ii, 23 million people looking for full-time jobs, unemployment of 14% of the economy. household economy down 8.2%. 47 million people on food stamps, but that's a failure. but we americans are not quiters, we can turn this ship around and we will turn this ship around. we will put america on a new path to a new day with a new president, mitt romney [applause] you've heard a whole new energy since that first debate, haven't you 1234 you know why? because the people of this country for the first time were able to see the real mitt romney instead of what the chicago henchman were portraying him in six months of negative advertisement. you saw a person standing there with the president of the united states who is practical, who is compassionate, who is humble and who is trustworthy and you saw a president w
of fraud, but hard to catch and investigate. what do we do about the continuing health-care cost problem. would you support a replacement of fee-for-service to help try to reduce the rising costs? >> health care is something that affects every person in every business in massachusetts. i was proud to work on our health care bill that actually insures 98% of our people. we did it without raising taxes and we did it without the one- size-fits-all. the federal bill, which my opponent supports and i do not, raises taxes. the folks that have the so- called cadillac tax plans, the teachers, they will be taxed tens of thousands of dollars. i believe everybody should have health care. that is why i supported what we did here in massachusetts. i think other states should be incentivized. to think the federal government will tell massachusetts where we have the best doctors in the world, that is unacceptable. the codes changed regularly. there really is no certainty and stability. it is something we need to continue to work on. >> 90 seconds. >> you are right about the control of the senate. scott
and i injured my back. i was shocked at the cost of the care. i am in the health-care industry. there is not transparency. we are good consumers. the affordable care act moves us the wrong direction. >> should we legislate information? as long as the system is made good -- >> we do not legislate information purchasing. people are quite capable of making decisions for themselves. what happens in the health-care industry is it is complex and when you are sick and ill and lying on your back in a hospital you're not in the best position to negotiate price or care. >> or read a pamphlet or do whatever else. >> this is -- this is about educating people before they come in. the challenge is if people do not have to pay for themselves. transparency is not sufficient. moving away from fee-for-service is an important part for that. we have celebrated the fifth anniversary. all the hospitals and long-term care facilities, most of the providers have signed up. if you go to a position and you have an x-ray down someplace else in the state, instead of having to get the film version of that,
't. rather he raided $716 from medicare for his obama care plan. he said heed lower healthcare premiums for the average family by $2000 a year which now they're higher. and gasoline the american family pays $2,000 more a year than when the president was elected. he said he would work across the aisle on important issues. he has not met on the economy or budget or jobs with either the republican leader of the house or senate since july. so instead of bridging the divide he's made it wider. how has he fallen so sort of what he promised. in part because he never led before or worked across the aisle or understood how jobs are created in the real economy. so today he makes new promises. promises heel be enable to keep because he admits he's going to stay on the same path. the same path means $20 trillion in debt. it means crippling unemployment. stagnant take home pay. depressed home values and a devastated military. unless we change we may be looking at another recession. the question of this election comes down to this do you want more of the same or do you want real change? [applause] no
to 17% of people who are paying 16% less. president obama strengthened health-care. i want to say something about energy. ohio is not just about gas and coal. you also people working in the solar and wind industry. mitt romney's policy is all of the above except nothing for wind and nothing for solar. we have 100,000 americans working in the solar industry today. the prices are dropping. we rank first or second in the world in the ability to generate electricity from the sun. all of the above is the right position. the last thing i want to say is i am for president obama because his budget adds up. in the last 50 years there have been five surpluses. when republicans talk, let's not forget we never had a structural debt in this country in times of economic growth before 1981. we'd run little deficits and we were already investing more with a long-term payoff. we tripled the debt in the first eight years of 1980's and then increased it 150% again. then i brought it down for you. they doubled it again when i left office. let's not forget this. how did they do it that promising yet w
requirement -- reforming the health-care system, spending millions to try to keep us from reforming wall street, engineering a strategy by refusing to compromise on ideas that most democrats and republicans in the past have supported. what they're counting on now was that he will be so worn down by all the squabbling, so worn down by all the dysfunction that he was to give up, walk away, and put them back into power. in other words, there bet is on cynicism. my bet is on you. [applause] my fight is for your . -- my fight is for you. if the other party wants to be with me in that fight, i will work with them. there were republicans and help us repeal do not ask, do not tell. when they are about broadening opportunity in the middle class, we can work together, but as long as i'm president i will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. i will work with anyone, but i'm not just going to cut a deal to kick students of all financial aid or gets rid of funding for planned parenthood or let's insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or eli
. have you ever spoken to the palm beach society of health-care underwriters? these are the agents driven out of business. you are forcing more business to larger insurance companies. the treasury called -- treasure coast is getting hit with cuts, not because they are inefficient. >> i did speak to aarp, and they do not like the ryan plan. let's talk about the seniors. with the affordable care act, we have added eight years of life to the program. it is a step in the right direction. we need to make these baby steps to continue to improve it. the affordable care act was not perfect. no piece of legislation is perfect. let's focus on how to improve it going forward. >> a conversation that will continue on the other side of the break. back with more on the other side. back now with all congressional debate, covering parts of palm beach, 10 -- county and saint lucie county. your question for the covers the -- congressman. >> the paul ryan plan has an option to continue in the normal medicare plan. explain how that is possible given that we are talking about how much costs we are associated w
's stand on the tax structure as well as healthcare are definitely something that we can stand behind for really the majority of the middle class. host: what about she said that she was a life long democrat and couldn't support the president. how do you work with folks like her who have been members of the democratic parties all their life but can't pull the lever for the president? guest: well, what i hope is that somehow at some point we can reach out to her and persuade her and persuade people like her. i do believe that our ground game here in mecklenburg county our person to person contact is making the difference for the majority of democrats. and i think for the majority we will see they have supported the president yet again when the polls close in november. host: a caller from new york on our line for democrats. go ahead. caller: i simply have a question as a political operative perhaps you have an explanation. i understand how calling is important internally for politicians but what i don't understand is how does that help the voter? how does the polling, the constant pollin
and die in our health-care system because we have corporate politicians in washington from both parties. we need to push back against that. >> with so much money pouring out from outside resources, how can you assure people you put them first? >> it is because of how i raced. i was raised. i want to say hello to my dad. i love you, dad. when i was growing up, working in a small business, i learned how decisions in washington and springfield can adversely affect or positively affect the way he operates a business. affects the ability to hire, to create jobs. i learned appreciation for public policy because of those conversations. upon graduation 20 years ago, i decided to go into public service. i am proud of the public service i have provided constituents in the 19th congressional district. that is what we are talking about in this campaign. it is because of that experience that i believe there -- i want to go in and make the tough decisions necessary and be comfortable telling nancy pelosi no, just like john boehner no. the only pledge i will make is to save the constituents of the 13t
to control the cost of healthcare. the cost of health care is the real problem. >> i am very proud of the work we did to reform health care in this country. a father came up to me in the middle of that debate and encapsulated what it meant for his family. he said, my daughter has epilepsy. when she pops out in her coverage and is no longer eligible because she's too old, there is not a single insurance plan that will take care. that is what health insurance reform means to me, he said. we did some very good things in that bill. we made sure insurance companies can no longer discriminate against people for pre-existing conditions. we made sure that we cannot cancel your coverage after you have been paying for years and years. we made sure that kids could stay on their parents' plans up to 26. we did not cut one benefit from the medicare program. what we did is we took the subsidies that were going to insurance companies, we put them back into the medicare program. we made it better. we closed the doughnut hole. >> you highlight the things that received broad bipartisan support. thos
mary's family a voucher and say good luck, figure out the health-care system on your own. we need to reform medicare and to make sure it is solvent for the long term. but we cannot take the romney- ended as we know it. that is another reason why obamacare was needed and why it will prove to be ultimately successful in helping people in affordable care. host: robert gleason, yourguest: i support medicare and social security because i get it. barack obama has taken money out already. it is a proven fact. they have even admitted it. the thing is that right now, for everybody -- right now, for everybody, medicare and social security are going nowhere. and remember, it is the congress of the united states that will have to make the changes if there are any changes. josh said it needs to be reformed. we need to reform it so that younger people will have it when they need it. guest: the $700 billion taken out of medicare was made to insurance. it was taken out to ensure medicare could continue and take care of people like mary's family and take care of bob gleason, who just said he is ge
-for- profit health-careization in california we have known for a long time that we've had to have affordable quality health care. it is all our responsibility. under the affordable care act, we are first beginning to do what we need to do to reform health care system to make it affordable for all of us. i would like to put my children back on to health care until they're 26. i also like the fact no one is a slave to their jobs when it comes to pre-existing conditions. whether governor romney becomes president and we are quite sure how romneycare or obamacare, it is a collaborative effort between private, public, state and local government, and the federal government. >> the affordable care act is anything about affordable. 85% of people have health insurance and were getting along quite fine. and we have discombobulated the whole country at a cost of $2.6 trillion with all kinds of regulations, all kinds of government intrusion. frankly, we as a state in utah did better by ourselves. we did not need the federal government to tell us what to do or how. we have one of the health care systems t
about government covering their health-care costs. i am on medicare now, certainly the government takes my. when i was working, you have no idea how many times, because i was the person who put the insurance payments into the computer when i came to the hospital, and you have no idea how the insurance companies to turn down a thing this. host: even though they make their comments known about the presidential race, we are focusing on cost and said races in your state. a couple of stories, at this one out of new york when it comes to hurricane sandy, federal money do not up to states and hurricane aftermath, the first trickle of federal funds start to go out. 29 million to rebuild highways. $30 million to hire temporary workers to help with the cleanup. it is certainly to the multibillion dollar bill for the government. the federal office has 7.5 billion to spend. an additional 5 billion could be made available withinan offsets required in other government programs. that is in the new york times. when it comes to how the money is concerned, this out of the new york post. the state labor d
plans to dismantle social security, the healthcare plans, row versus wade and anything with pow tore any unions. and i would like anybody out in california to pay attention to proposition 32 because they're trying to take away the ability of unions to negotiate with the c.e.o.s and with big business. host: i asked you about the senate side. are there any interesting races of note to you on the house side? >> there are three races to look at. i think all involving republican income bents and all in which the republicans are favered to win which one of them is paul ryan's own race. we have the situation where he is on the ballot for vopt and for congress. he's spending money about $2 million on his reelection campaign. his opponent has been able to raise some money because he's running against paul ryan. paul ryan is the favorite to get re-elected in that race so it's an interesting situation. we've got two republican freshman one in the green bay area and one up north. they both have contested races. they're both favored to win those races but they are contested races and they've been tar
small businesses that provided women healthcare plans that -- >> your response to those two, is that right? >> actually it's wrong. it's disingenuous to paint it that way. i did vote to fund the government. so if you remember early on in this term we had to fund the government to keep the doors open. so i wanted to make sure seniors got their checks and men and women putting their life on the line for us were able to feed their familiarries. to make sure gove ran. i was the only republican to speak out to say we need to make sure planned parenthood keeps it's funding. to suggest otherwise. [inaudible] >> if you take a look at "the daily herald" they said these attemptes to blatantly misrepresent my record are troubling at the least. >> i'm not misrepresenting your record. you voted for the bill that would defund plant parenthood. it didn't become law and the government didn't shut down. >> let me jump ahead to a topic later. your opponent says on the 20 most important post you didn't break with your leaders once and that led the tea party congress to the fringe. what is your
solution for are problems. through this cooperate tive spirit we need reform, strong healthcare and a robust energy policy. we need to eliminate corruption in government while at the same time protect social security and medicare. we need to cut back on our $16 trillion debt in sensible ways. but the most important factor in sending someone to congress that represents us is trust. this election really comes down to an evaluation of trust, who you trust. during the next few days you have an opportunity to examine our values and our principles and vision for bringing america forward to a land of endless opportunity. but at the end of your careful examination, you need to examine the character of the candidate of your choice. character counts. my name is gran den doherty i ask for your vote. >> i appreciate it and i want to thank the audience here that's been so well-behaved. give yourself a round of aplause. >> just a few programming notes the second crongal debate will be tell viced tomorrow at 7:30. and the next debate will be the next day at 7:30. i want to thank you and the am
of the employer, not the taxpayer. with respect to the health-care issue, i have to tell you something, i am the managing partner of a law firm. we have about 50 people who work there. up until couple of years ago, our health and -- health insurance premiums went up by double-digit numbers. for years. last year our health care premiums will have gone up by only 3% total for two years, which is unheard of several years ago. we kept looking at the double- digit percentage increases. i am very happy with what the president has done with respect to health care. i think it is starting to have the impact of driving down insurance premiums. we're also seeing we have more people with pre-existing conditions who will have insurance coverage. whereas under mitt romney plan someone with pre-existing conditions loses insurance temporarily in goes back will not be insured. children be able to stay on their parents' health care plan until the age of 26 so that kids coming out of college may not have a job will be able to still have health insurance. these are important factors and important issues for peo
a man who lies. host: what has he lied about? caller: he has lied about when they passed the health-care bill, it would save more money. they have done everything, all the carnage that has ever been done. you're supporting him which is the biggest mistake this country ever made. guest: i respect your opinion but i think that you are wrong. there are a myriad of things and i can go through the list. health-care reform is saving the system money. it is also sitting american families money in their -- the savings will become realized of time. benghazi has been an important issue that we have learned about lately. i am just as much concerned about benghazi as anyone else but i will tell you i am not a privilege to the confidential and top secret information that our president and our leaders in the military are. i'm not going to sit and try to be an armchair quarterback in this instance. i do tell you that i trust in the leadership of our president and i think that the majority of americans trust in our leadership. our president has shown he does not take a back seat to anyone with a comes t
, figure out the health-care system on your own. we need to reform medicare and to make sure it is solvent for the long term. but we cannot take the romney- ryan approach to medicare and ended as we know it. that is another reason why obamacare was needed and why it will prove to be ultimately successful in helping people in the united states to access affordable care. host: robert gleason, your response. calm i support medicare and social security because -- caller: -- caller: i support -- guest: i support medicare and social security because i get it. right now, for everybody, medicare and social security are going nowhere. it is the congress of the united states that will have to make the changes if there are any changes. just said it needs to be reformed. you admitted -- josh said it needs to be reformed. we need to reform its so that -- reform it so that younger people will have it when they need it. guest: the $700 billion taken out of medicare was made to insurance. it was taken out to ensure medicare could continue and take care of people like mary's family and take care of bob gle
. that will continue to stress the health-care system as it tries to recover. again, we are working to support the states as they are dealing with all the issues. the public can do a lot by being cautious in this recovery. even though the storm may be improving in some areas, the danger of may still exist. >> operator, next question. >> the next question is from usa today. >> where is the most likelihood of the river flooding? where is that the most likely in the next couple of days? >> this is rick. based on the river gauges that a number of us have been monitoring, it looks like most of those will be in the new jersey-pennsylvania area. that would not be the only place. i do not want let anybody off the hook about what could a leader in sue because there is a lot more rain that could fall -- what could ensue because there is a lot more rain that could fall. >> the next question is from the joe davidson of washington post. >> can you tell me how many employees you have deployed and where they are? >> i would not even begin to be able to count. fema had over 1500 people yesterday. that is not
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